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Delivery truck crashes through building

GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Michigan (WZZM) - A truck crashed through a building in Georgetown Township Thursday morning.

The crash happened in the 6700 block of 18th Street in Georgetown Township.

The truck driven by a Napa Auto Parts delivery man was preparing to enter a garage at a vehicle repair business. According to emergency crews and workers on the scene, a medical condition caused the man to pass out while he was in the vehicle in the parking lot. The truck then went through the building and out the other side. The truck eventually came to a stop against a fence.

Five or six vehicles inside the repair shop were damaged.

The driver was taken to the hospital for medical attention.  No one in the shop was injured and the driver did not appear to suffer injuries caused by the crash.

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Truck spills scrap metal onto 28th Street

Grandville, Mich. (WZZM) A truck carrying scrap metal lost its load this morning in Grandville.

WZZM 13 News viewer Laura Castle sent WZZM 13 News a photo of the accident. Castle says the truck tipped when it was turning onto a side street.

We have calls out to the Grandville Police Department and we are waiting to hear back with more details.

Jenison High School Thespians Kick Off Another Great Season

Another season of great theatre is back at Jenison High School. This year’s fall production, You Can’t Take It With You, by George Kauffman and Moss Hart, is a classic American comedy set in the latter years of the Great Depression. In this charming story, the Sycamore family emphasizes that as far as money goes, “You can’t take it with you. . .the only thing you can take with you is the love of your friends.”

The play will run from Wednesday, November 17 through Saturday, November 20. Tickets may be purchased through the Jenison Community Education Department located at 8375 20th Ave.  Ticket prices are $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for students and senior citizens.

Hudsonville athletics winter parent meeting

From: http://www.hudsonville.k12.mi.us

Parents and/or Guardians of student athletes participating in the winter season are invited to dinner and are asked to attend the Parent Informational Meeting and Team Meetings on Tuesday, November 23, at 5:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. This event will include an informative presentation on the Life of an Athlete, designed to educate parents on the dangers of chemical use by high school athletes. These meetings are extremely important to the success of our athletic programs and a crucial means of communication between school and home.

5:30 - Pizza served by the Athletic Boosters
6:00 - Parent Meetings
6:45 - Team Meetings

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UPDATE: Giant giraffe head stolen in Grandville part of college prank

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) - A ten-foot fibreglass giraffe head was stolen as part of a prank by college buddies and was destined for a dorm room wall, said police Monday.

Five men are accused of climbing a billboard on westbound I-196 near Wilson Ave. and removing the giraffe head sometime early last year.

The owner of the billboard, Grand Rapids Outdoor Advertising, did not reveal the theft until May of 2009, with company executives saying they did not want to encourage copycat thefts.

Grandville detectives say they received an anonymous tip telling them who was responsible and where to find the giraffe head.  The fiberglass head was recovered on October 18.

The five people charged in the theft are: Michael James Ludema, 23; Andrew Ryan Webster, 21; David James Kaemingk, 22; Jonathan Randal Gelderloss, 21; and Christopher Paul Vanderzee, 21.  They are facing charges of larceny of over $1,000.

First "Stop Hunger" food drive kicks off in Grandville

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM)- The first "Stop Hunger" food drive kicks off Monday in Grandville.

It's sponsored by Grandville Optical and the Grandville/Jenison Chamber of Commerce.

People are being asked to drop off non-perishable food donations at Grandville Optical (4070 Chicago Drive).

All the food collected will go to the food pantry at United Church Outreach Ministry.

The food drive runs through December 15th. the goal is to collect 200 bags of food for the holiday season.

Local optician teams up to stop hunger

From: Grandville/Jenison Chamber of Commerce

Grandville Optical, in partnership with the Grandville/Jenison Chamber of Commerce, is holding their First Annual “Stop Hunger” food drive to support United Church Outreach Ministry’s food pantry. The “Stop Hunger’ food drive will run from November 1st through December 15th. Grandville Optical and the Grandville/Jenison Chamber of Commerce request the help of the community to drop off non-perishable food donations at Grandville Optical.

All food donated will go to support the United Church Outreach Ministry food pantry. The pantry has been serving Grandville, Wyoming and Southwest Grand Rapids since 1985 and is one of the largest pantries in the area. The food pantry is supported solely by donations from individuals and businesses. “I have been fortunate to be a part of the Grandville community for over 20 years,” stated , owner of Grandville Optical.